It warms my heart to learn that one of the beaches I grew up going to made TripAdvisor's 25 Best Beaches in America list; Ogunquit Beach!

It seems like just yesterday we would head up north with my parents and their friends. Their friends had kids around our age so it was perfect! It was always a fun-filled day in the sun. Even when my brother and his friends would bury me in a hole up to my neck and put shells, rocks and sometimes even dump water on my head. It wasn't the best but I really wanted them to think I was cool so I would grin and bear it.

Another random memory I have is eating sour cream and onion Pringles and hard boiled eggs for lunch. Odd combo, isn't it?

Ogunquit beach ranked in at number 18 based on this delightful TripAdvisor user review:

“Perfect beach to walk as far along as you want – sand, sea, sunshine and a cooling breeze! Up to three miles of clean sand, shallow water, no rocks, beautiful waves, not to mention all the inviting restaurants along the way. Best place to unwind and catch up on life.”

What do you think makes a good beach? Perfect water temperature? Not too crowded? A fun boardwalk? Let us know in the comments section!